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I primarily teach and work from a Multicultural-Feminist perspective that incorporates developmental neurology and is very relationally oriented.  I have worked in a variety of multidisciplinary and multicultural clinical settings serving the needs of children, adolescents and families.  I am very knowledgeable about the neurology of attachment, development and trauma and the use of interpersonal neurobiology in conducting therapy across the life span.


My main areas of expertise involve trauma, autism spectrum and other neurological syndromes, and multicultural work.  Trans-racial adoption is of great interest to me and I work with many families who have adopted children, both domestically and internationally, who have been severely abused and/or trafficked pre-adoption.  I use many different means of working with severely traumatized youth and adults.  A good portion of my practice is working with people with severe and persistent dissociative disorders.  I also work with people who have single incident trauma.


I have been involved with developing mental health programming in small culturally specific agencies and have been able to impact the development of both clinical and training models in those places.   I have been blessed to be involved with the development of the Doctoral program in counseling psychology at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. I have had the opportunity to consult and train professionals in the United States and abroad.


I want my students and clients to grow into being completely and truly who they are meant to be in the world.  My agenda for students and clients is one of love and conviction.  I absolutely believe that each and every one of us has a purpose here in this world.  I believe that the highest good is to Love and honor and protect others, particularly children and those who cannot protect themselves.  I have learned over a long period of time that there is no such thing as self-sufficiency.  We are all intensely and intrinsically dependent on one another. 


I believe that every interaction has the potential to hurt or heal.  I try to fall as much on the healing side as possible.


If you would like to know a little bit more about me you can read this interview about my professional roles:  


Or this one about why I chose to become a psychologist

Save the Mango Bone for Me

Monday, September 10, 2023

​​The importance of humor and joy in parenting and family life

This is the Last Last time....

Saturday, July 28, 2023

Saying what you mean and meaning what you say to help your children learn inner discipline​​

​Mindful Parenting

Thursday, June 02, 2023


A guide to understanding your own emotions and reactions so you can help your child understand theirs

Consultation and

Individual, child, adolescent and adult therapy


Family and couples therapy



Trauma and Dissociative Disorders

Transracial Adoption

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Integration of Body Mind and Spirit


Ongoing trauma consultation groups 


Consultation and professional mentoring group for Women of Color


Supervision for Doctoral level Psychologists seeking Licensure in MN


Indiviudal consultation and mentoring

Training seminars      and workshops

Trainings for mental health agencies, neighborhoods, schools, counties, and faith communities


Ongoing and one time trainings with time length determined by topic and need


Past topics include: Multicultural Orientation to service provision

Multicultural supervision

Trauma Informed agencies

Transracial adoption

Preadoption trauma

Dissociative Identity Disorder

Neurology of Trauma and Attachment

Trauma informed schools

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Working with ASDs in Corrections

and many more...




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